Actor Christ Pratt accepted the MTV Movie & TV Awards’ Generation Award Monday night and then proceeded to list “nine rules” to live by – four of which mentioned his Christian faith. He even referenced Christ’s atonement.
“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that — I do,” he said to applause.
The actor known for his roles in Parks and Recreation, Jurassic World, and the Guardians of the Galaxy series has a Christian background. He “gave his soul to Jesus” and worked for Jews for Jesus at age 19, he told Esquire in 2014. He discusses his faith frequently.
His MTV acceptance speech rotated between serious topic and off-color humor – a trait of his.
“This being the generation award, I’m going to cut to the chase and I’m going to speak to you, the next generation,” he said, looking at the camera and to a laughing audience.
He then gave his “nine rules from Christ Pratt.”
The rules referenced the soul, prayer, God, and the cross.
“Nobody is perfect,” he said. “People are going to tell you [that] you’re perfect just the way that you are. You’re not. You’re imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.”